Thursday, October 1, 2009

St. Vincent's Annual Historic Tour of Homes and Tea on October 17

St. Vincent’s Academy Annual Historic Tour of Homes and Tea to benefit the historic preservation of the original 1845 Convent building will be presented by St. Joseph’s/ Candler on Saturday, October 17 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Often referred to as “the best tour in Savannah,” this self-guided tour of homes will encompass nine residences in the Savannah Historic District. The Convent will also be host to a tea. St. Vincent’s Academy students will serve a delicate repast of tea, homemade confections and traditional tea sandwiches.

The tour hours are 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. on Saturday, October 17. You can purchase tickets online starting August 1, 2009 until noon on Friday, October 16 at www.svatourofhomes.com or by calling 912.819.7780. The tickets will be held at Will Call to be picked up on the day of the tour at the Tour Ticket Office (Walsh Hall at St. Vincent’s, located at the corner of Lincoln and Harris Streets in downtown Savannah). Tickets can also be purchased at any of the following businesses:

The Savannah Bank
– Downtown (25 Bull St.)
– Mall (400A Mall Blvd.)
– Whitemarsh Island (4741 E. Hwy. 80)
– Medical Arts Shopping Ctr.
– Garden City (100 Chatham Pkwy.)
– Skidaway Island (The Village)
– Richmond Hill (Bryan Bank & Trust)

E. Shaver, bookseller, 912.234.7257
(326 Bull St., behind the Hilton Savannah DeSoto)
Saints & Shamrocks, 912.233.8858 (309 Bull St.)
St. Joseph's/Candler Gift Shop, 912.819.2064 (11705 Mercy Blvd.)
As a final option, tickets will be available on the day of the tour at the Tour Ticket Office between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Cash, check and credit cards will be accepted.

Tickets are $40 per person (includes Tea at the Convent) plus handling charge for online and phone orders. Tickets purchased by October 7 are just $35.

For more information, please visit www.svatourofhomes.com or contact Melissa Yao at 912.644.6431 or myao@savannahvisit.com.

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